Online Dating Safety Tips

  • Guard your identity.
  • Set up a new email address that doesn’t use your real name using Google, Yahoo or any other free email service—both for creating and responding to ads.
  • Don’t provide personal information to anyone until you feel comfortable.
  • Go slow and trust your instincts.
  • Beware of people who ask for money.
  • Beware of people who talk about fate, claim to be recently widowed, or are inconsistent about their personal details.
  • Always meet in public the first time. Bring your cell phone, have your own transportation, tell friends where you are going and don’t leave your personal items unattended.

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